In this video I’m going to be showing you how to play the main riff from the tune 43 by Level 42. This is a classic Mark King slap riff and pretty tough to learn when you first try it.

43 – Level 42 – Riff Breakdown

43 is a classic slap bass riff played by the legendary Mark King of Level 42. The riff features many aspects of Mark King’s playing style and can be pretty tricky to play for those just getting started with the slap bass technique.

I’d advise learning the riff in smaller sections as shown below. The practice tracks are provided at a variety of tempi:

Practice Tracks:





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